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Lamont Vaccine Advisory Group Likely To Prioritize Healthcare Workers In Distribution Plan

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Governor Ned Lamont’s vaccine advisory group is likely to recommend that frontline healthcare workers be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Nichelle Mullins is CEO of Charter Oak Health Center and a member of the group. She said they are yet to determine how specific their recommendation would be.

“In terms of saying hospital X should get 10,000 doses and you should only give it to ER and ICU workers or whether our recommendation should be loose because institutions know what their workforce or their staff looks like and they can make a better determination around what staff are at most risk,” Mullins said.

Connecticut officials anticipate the state would initially receive about 200,000 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine before the end of the year. They anticipate the same initial amount of doses of Moderna’s vaccine. Both vaccines are awaiting FDA approval.

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.